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Dresden: Norwich, Hanover Budgets Pass

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hanover — Voters in Hanover and Norwich approved spending in their interstate school district for the 2015-16 year, resulting in tax rate increases of roughly 4.3 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively. The Dresden budget passed, 999-480, with a proposed $24.6 million in expenditures, a 2.2 percent increase over the current year’s budget. Because Dresden spans two towns in separate states, it doesn’t have its own tax rate. Hanover and Norwich …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Skiers Grab Four State Crowns in a Day

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mendon, Vt. — Say this about this year’s Woodstock Union High School skiing program: When the Wasps go out, they apparently go all out. In what may be one of the most complete performances in Vermont Principals Association history, Woodstock sent its Alpine and Nordic programs to different state championships on Tuesday and …

Officials Call for Carpool Commutes

Monday, March 2, 2015

Lebanon — Lucy Reynard said she loves living in Fairlee, but the traffic on her daily commute to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is a problem. What should be a 25-minute commute can take up to an hour, Reynard said during a lunch break Friday at the Lebanon Co-op Food Store off Route 120. “I’ve thought about moving,” she said. Reynard, one of thousands of …

Dartmouth to Offer Course on Ferguson

Friday, February 6, 2015

Hanover — A group of 21 Dartmouth College professors is planning an interdisciplinary course this spring on systemic racial inequality and violence in America, an academic offering inspired by the civil rights activism stemming from this summer’s protests in Ferguson, Mo. The course, “10 Weeks, 10+ Professors: #BlackLivesMatter,” …

Hanover Students Advocate Free Condoms at High School

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hanover — Students on Hanover High School’s governing council are proposing that the school nurse begin to provide free condoms to students. The school principal, however, does not appear inclined to support the plan, which also would require …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Boys Basketball Catches Winning Fever

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Canaan — If winning can be contagious, it’s safe to say the Mascoma High boys basketball team has caught the bug. The Royals used a collective hot-shooting touch to beat visiting Stevens 71-47 on Tuesday night. Mason …

Lois Anne Sweatt

Monday, February 2, 2015

Nashua, N.H. — Lois Anne Sweatt, 86, died on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Known to family and friends as “Anne”, she was born in Lowell, Mass. on Nov. 27, 1928. to the late Herbert Albion Sweatt and Jennie Clement Sweatt. Anne was a 1946 graduate of Lowell High …

David M. Atwood

Monday, February 2, 2015

Tilton, N.H. — David M. Atwood, 94, passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 after a period of declining health. He was born Aug. 8, 1920, in Berlin, N.H. to George L. and Janet (McLauchlen) Atwood. He was raised in Berlin graduating early from Berlin High School at …

Elizabeth Crory

Monday, February 2, 2015

Hanover, N.H. — Elizabeth Crory, 82, passed away quietly with family at her home on Rip Road on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. She was born the second of five children to James Quail Lupien & Mary Lupien in Gardner, Mass. on Sept. 12, 1932. Elizabeth graduated from Gardner …

Engagement: Kenton — Royal

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hanover — Lorry and Marc Kenton have announced the engagement of their son, Stephen Michael Kenton, to Natalie Jane Royal. Within the final hours of 2014 he asked to hold her hand forever. The bride-to-be is the daughter …

A Big Peace of Ice

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Ed Crory, of Tutzing, Germany, second from left, stands on a ladder in front of the 12-foot-tall peace sign he engineered out of solid ice at Elizabeth Crory’s Rip Road home in Hanover. Ann Crory Thompson said it …

Laura Berthold

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hanover, N.H. — Laura was born in Minneapolis, Minn. to Marjorie and Blaine McKusick. Laura received her B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota, and then enrolled in the Chicago Theological Seminary. There, she earned her Bachelor of Theology degree and met a fellow classmate, Fred Berthold, who …

Book Notes: New Works by Local Authors and Readings Scheduled, Including Bookstock 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Best-selling author John Vaillant will be talking about his new novel, The Jaguar’s Children, on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock’s Norman Williams Public Library. Vaillant, who lives in Vancouver, B.C., is the son of Woodstock resident Nan Bourne. He …